Monday, January 28, 2008


The Boogiemonsters are one of the most overlooked groups to come out of the 90's. They burst onto the scene with classics like "Strange", "Recognized Thresholds of Negative Stress", and "Honeydips In Gotham." The production is credited to someone that goes only by "D!" The four members of the group -- Vex, Mondo, Yodared, and Myntric -- supply the rhymes. Mondo and Vex tend to get more of the spotlight than Yodared and Myntric, but they're all very capable rhymeslingers. There are a few religious tracks like "Mark Of The Beast" (classic) and "Old Man Jacob's Well", but the rest revolves around chicks, rhymes, and other 90's styled b-boyisms. It's funny, I looked these guys up on wikipedia and it turns out that Yodared actually became a minister and preaches the gospel out in California now. I mean, who saw that comin'?

Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album {1994 EMI / Pendulum Records}

1. Jugganauts
2. Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress
3. Boogie
4. Muzic Appreciation (Sweet Music)
5. Mark Of The Beast
6. Altered States Of Conciousness
7. Honeydips In Gotham
8. Strange
9. Old Man Jacob's Well
10. Bronx Bombas
11. Salt Water Taffy (Slo Jam)
12. Riders Of The Storm
13. Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress [Stressless Mix]

Their sophomore LP, while solid, doesn't stand up very well to their debut. This is where the Boogiemonsters became a duo due to Yodared and Myntric's departure to pursue religious aspirations. The production is handled by quite a few people, so the sound isn't as coherent as their debut, but the production is still strong. Though it sounds a little more mainstream where as the debut had it's own uniques sound. People wanted sequels back then. That being said, I think a lot of people wanted Riders Of The Storm Part II which is why God Sound was largely ignored by so many people. Not only that, this album was a lot more serious than the debut. The religious aspect is more prevalent and the vibe is sort of dark. I still love it though and I'd recommend it to anyone.

God Sound {1997 EMI / Pendulum Records}

1. Intro
2. The Beginning Of The End
3. God Sound
4. ...And Then What?
5. Say Word feat. Bahamadia
6. Mark Of The Beast II (R.S.V.)
7. Hot Water In The Wilderness feat. Tysha
8. M.C.
9. Bodya
10. Behold A Pale Horse
11. Photographic Memory
12. Sodom & Gomorrah
13. The Lunchroom Table
14. Whoever You Ar (Wherever You Ar)
15. Whistles In The Wind feat. John Doe
16. Warning

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